A Center of Excellence for Biomedical Research and Training in Africa


Promotion of E-Learning and ICT use through Learning Management Systems (LMS)


DATES: 18 – 22 September 2017


Venue: BRTI, 10 Seagrave Road, Avondale, Harare


The Biomedical Research and Training Institute (BRTI) in collaboration with the Department of Health Professions Education, College of Health Sciences, University of Zimbabwe, through   the National Institute of Health research grant award for promoting e-learning and ICT use in institutions of Higher Education in Zimbabwe aIso locally known as Zimbabwe Information and Communication Technology Progam (ZIP) is delighted to announce a short training course on the Promotion of e-Learning and ICT use through Learning Management Systems(LMS) from 18 September  to 22 September 2017.


Course objectives: The objective of this course is to introduce and equip e-learning technical support personnel (IT technicians, e-learning analysts, systems administrators and ICT consultants) with knowledge and skills appropriate for installing, administering, maintaining and uploading e-content on the commonly used Learning Management Systems (Moodle, Claroline and Canvas) in Higher Education institutions in Zimbabwe as a way of motivating usage and scaling up the scope of e-learning concept.


Course Participants: Participants will include ICT or related field personnel in Higher Education institutions. While the emphasis is on the LMS, discussions around other emerging e-learning supporting devices such as the PortableCloud that would also benefit participants of this course would also be included.


Topics on offer: The course will include presentations, discussions and practical demonstration that will cover the main areas of:


  • PortableCloud
  • Moodle
  • Canvas
  • Claroline


Facilitating Team:  Camila Vegas, Simon Chigeza, Miriro Muvoti and Leckson Mukavhi

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Person Phone E-mail
Molly Zindi 0733201427 mzindi@brti.co.zw


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